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Warrior #07: Samurai, 1550-1600

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Publisher Comments:

This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making this an unmissable book for those interested in this brave warrior caste.

Synopsis:

Describes the weapons, armour, uniforms and insignia of Japanese Samurai warriors from 1550 to 1600, and includes contemporary illustrations and new full-colour plates.

About the Author

Anthony Bryant is a historian specialising in medieval Japanese history. He graduated from Florida State University in 1983 with a degree in Japanese Area studies. He lived for some time in Tokyo and is a member of the Japan Armour and Weapons Research and Preservation Society. He has published numerous articles on the subject of Japanese arms and is the author of two books on the Samurai, in the Osprey Elite series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855323452
Author:
Hook, Christa
Author:
Hook, Christa
Author:
Bryant, Anthony
Author:
McBride, Angus
Author:
Bryant, Tony
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
japan;osprey;history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Warrior
Series Volume:
007
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.25 in 0.4375 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
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